And you can read about more of Michael's worldwide travels at www.michaelluongo.com including his book on gay life in the Muslim world and a new one on travel in Argentina.
We will also bring you video from the Republican You Tube debate on CNN where the candidates outdid each other in opposition to LGBT rights--right in from of Anderson Cooper. And we'll show you an excerpt from ABC's 20/20 piece on the 15-year old French boy who was raped in Dubai and almost charged with the crime of homosexuality himself. We mourn the death of Jane Rule. And Andy will review two new Broadway shows, "The Farnsworth Invention" and "August: Osage County."
After we taped this week, we learned of the death of our dear friend and a fierce activist, Bob Kohler, an original Stonewaller who spent his entire life working for LGBT rights, civil rights for all, and the rights and dignity of people with AIDS. He was 81 and we will talk more about him next week. At the end of this e-mail is an announcement about a political funeral for Bob this Sunday in Greenwich Village.
Gay USA, a weekly news-hour, offers comprehensive news and analysis by and about the LGBTQ community. The program features lively repartee between hosts Ann Northrup and Andy Humm, as well as interviews with special guests. Produced at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Gay USA airs several times a week on Free Speech TV. Each weekâs complete episode is streamed on www.freespeech.org and is available as an RSS feed. A weekly news summaryâideal for sharing with friendsâis available on http://community.freespeech.org.